Summer and Vacation Programming

A Time To Explore

Coming Up Soon!
February Page To Stage Half Day Mini Camp!

It’s Happening! We are thrilled to announce the return of our Page To Stage Children’s Camp, February 21-25th, 8:30AM-12:30PM over winter break. Get ready to take off on an exciting adventure as we explore TIME TRAVEL in our theater arts discovery week.
Campers, ages 6-10, will immerse themselves in DANCE, ART, MUSIC, and THEATER while working alongside guest artists: Michelle Marinelli Prindle from THE PRINDLE SCHOOL, Lindsay Fogg-Willits from ART ALWAYS,  IMPROV with Heidi Haas, and our own talented & beloved choreographer Tiffany Joseph.
Our half day programming week is designed with FUN and SAFETY in mind, with campers heading home daily for lunch. Enrollment is limited to 12. We will have full use of our sanitized, ventilated studio space.  Masks are required. Social distancing will be enforced during class and snack time.
No prior dance experience required.
Feb 21-25, 2022, 8:30AM-12:30PM
Cost: $225, $50  deposit required
Full Balance Due: 2/14
20% Sibling Discount
*Registration Opens 1/10 *
Questions: Contact  Program Coordinator

We are excited to feature programming from some of our local small businesses. They provide excellent experiences for youth in the region and we are grateful to be able to include them in our summer and vacation offerings!

August 2021 Musical Theater Workshops

What’s your favorite show? Created with the beginner in mind, this workshop includes skill development in musical theater choreography as well as vocal practice. Emphasis will be placed on voice and movement dynamics as well as character expression. Masks required.

Level 3 Workshop
Saturday, August 7th
Ages 10-12

Do you love Broadway? For more experienced young performers, this musical theater workshop provides students with the opportunity to learn music, movement, and performance technique from a popular Broadway production. Whether you’re comfortable as a lead or in the ensemble, this workshop is for all musical theater lovers! Emphasis will be placed on expressive detail, musicality, vocal projection, dancing, and acting skills. Masks required.

Teen Musical Theater Workshop
Saturday, August 7th, 2021
Ages 13-18

August Acro Workshops with Nadine Mathews

For beginning tumblers, ages 7-9. This workshop is an introduction to Acro elements and skills with a focus on strengthening, flexibility, balance, and body control. Students will learn safe and healthy movement practices while developing basic acrobatic skills such as cartwheels, handstands, round offs, backbends, splits, leaps, and rolls. So much fun! – No experience necessary. Masks required.

Saturday, August 14th, 2021
Ages 7-9

Bending Over Backwards

For the more intermediate or experienced acro dancer, this workshop will build upon foundational skills students already have and challenge them to advance their skills. Focus will be placed on safe and healthy movement practices, warm ups, strengthening, control, balance and flexibility. Skills and elements such as walkovers, aerials, handsprings, tucks, and limbers.
Masks required.

Saturday, August 14th, 2021
Ages 10+ or by instructor permission

August 2021 Adult classes

Let’s get back to moving – together! We have missed our community of dynamic adults who love to dance. This August, we are introducing wonderful classes for adults again. Seasoned faculty from Ascendance and the former Northampton School of Dance welcome you all to join the fun. Check out the possibilities! Class cards available and first class is always free! Masks required.

Adult Tap – Tuesday evenings, 7:00-8:00pm
Adult Afro Caribbean, Monday Aug 16 and 23 only, 7:00-8:00pm
Adult Barre and Sculpt – Wednesday evenings 7:00-8:00pm
Adult Hip Hop – Friday evenings, 7:00-8:00pm

Registration is not required for Adult classes, but we strongly encourage you to RSVP to

Summer 2021 Programming

Children's Mix It UP

It’s Back! We are hosting two sessions of our popular theme week, Mix It Up!

It’s a creative, engaging, and SUPER-FUN interdisciplinary camp experience. Children will be introduced to dance and improvisation skills while working alongside our supportive AIWA teachers trained in Jazz-Hip Hop, Rhythm Stomp, Acro, and Contemporary movement. Each day will include a dance class as well as special arts and crafts, games, and outside play at Cloverdale playground, weather permitting.

We are thrilled to welcome back Art Always and Improv instructor Heidi Haas to our exciting summer lineup. Students will be safely distanced and required to be masked in our sanitized Studios.

Session I: June 21st – 25th, 2021 ***Full, Register for Waiting List
Session II: July 26th- 30th, 2021 ***Full, Register for Waiting List
Ages 6-9. All levels welcome.

STEP, STOMP and Flow... Pre-Teen Half Day Dance Week

It’s dance, it’s art, it’s FUN! Our Step, Stomp, and Flow week is the best way to experiment with different styles and contrasting movement dynamics in the spirit of relaxed exploration, discovery, and play. Participants can expect two dance classes per day with our outstanding faculty in the styles of Hip Hop, Contemporary, Rhythm Stomp and Acro. Emphasis will be placed on technique, musicality, and expression.  We will also be incorporating special activities to pump up our exciting camp. Our exploratory week includes an empowering lesson with Sattva Archery Center. We will learn this art form using stretch bands and working on body placement before taking aim at the target in the archery studio across the street. 

Have fun making memories and new friends in a safe, distanced, and masked way this July.  

July 5-9, 2021 ***Full, Register for Waiting List
Ages 10-12. All levels welcome.

DANCE IT OUT! Teen Half Day Dance Week

The Ascendance Teen Half Day Dance program gives students the opportunity to immerse themselves in creative and technical dance study in a supportive, non-competitive educational environment. Students participate in two daily dance technique classes, get to explore their own creative movement ideas, and have special classes in conditioning and flexibility training. Students will work alongside master instructors trained in Jazz-Hip Hop, Rhythm Stomp, Acro, & Contemporary movement.  Focus is placed on technical clarity, expression and musicality, expanding movement vocabulary, and becoming a stronger, more versatile dancer.

We will also be incorporating special activities to pump up our exciting camp! Our exploratory week includes an empowering lesson with Sattva Archery Center. We will learn this art form using stretch bands and working on body placement before taking aim at the target in the archery studio across the street. 

New friends, discoveries, and surprises included! Safety first! Distancing, masks, and hand-washing/sanitizing required.

July 19-23, 2021
Ages 13-18. All levels welcome.

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